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Proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act could leave over 800,000 Michigan resident uninsured


Congress is considering repealing parts of the Affordable Care Act, and a new report by the Urban Institute suggests that would leave more than 887,000 children and adults without coverage in Michigan. Joan Alker with the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families says there's a lot of misinformation about who would be most negatively affected by repealing the A-C-A and it isn't just people who are low-income.


"Eighty-two percent of those losing coverage would be in working families; the majority of those are non-Hispanic whites. And 80 percent of the adults becoming uninsured would not have college degrees."


The report also shows that over a 10-year period, Michigan would lose $38-billion in federal funding to meet the health needs of its residents.



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